S: Ellen's 70th Birthday Celebration
BC: The End
FC: From: Lots of people who really love you! 2011 | Happy 70th Birthday
1: HAPPY 70TH BIRTHDAY We find ourselves wondering... Did we give you your due.. For all that you've done for us Did we ever thank you? For all of our childhood memories For helping us deal with life's stresses For helping us accept our defeats And celebrate our successes? Or for teaching us the value of hard work, Good judgment, courage, and being true The laughter, smiles, and quiet times we've shared Did we ever thank you? If we have forgotten, we're thanking you now You taught us right from wrong.... We hope you know how much you're loved and appreciated We hope you, instinctively, knew all along.
2: Ode To Ellen on Her 70th Birthday You are an amazing woman whom we are all thankful to be connected to. Thank you through the years for... ..sharing your wisdom ...sharing your joys ....laughing with us ...crying with us .....being there ............
3: The Way We Were Memories Light the corners of my mind Misty watercolor memories Of the way we were Scattered pictures Of the smiles we left behind Smiles we gave to one another For the way we were Can it be that it was all so simple then Or has time rewritten every line If we had the chance to do it all again Tell me - Would we? Could we? Memories May be beautiful and yet What's too painful to remember We simply choose to forget So it's the laughter We will remember Whenever we remember The way we were
4: Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs in my field, since the payment is pure love. | Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be. Happy Birthday, my Darling
5: You are one of the best things that ever happened to me - Love, John
6: You were there when we took our first steps And went unsteadily across the floor. Thro' in our childhood you pushed and encouraged, Till our steps took us out the door. And wherever we go, you can be sure, In spirit, you're never alone. For where you are, is what matters, For that's what we call home... Happy Birthday
7: Throughout our childhood, you helped us to roll with the punches and were always there with a hug and a smile.
8: Spending time with family is always really special and you always make it that much better. | TThanksgiving 2005 | Easter 2003
9: Life brings simple pleasures to us every day. It is up to us to make them wonderful memories. | Kansas Get Together May, 2005
10: Families grow when love is nurtured. Thank you for sharing your love!
11: A day never goes by that you're not thought about with love, smiles and happy memories...
12: You have always been there for a shoulder to cry on, a sounding board or just a "friend" and I thank you for that. I am the man I am because of you! Love, Rick
13: Mom, I learned from you that it's important to have fun with your kids, and share myself as much as possible, Love, Rick
14: Mom, You picked me up when I fell down, and dusted off my bruises. You were there when I needed you. I Love You! Rob | The prettiest "girls" in the world are your wife at 50, your mother at 70, and your daughters at birth - Author Unknown
15: A family is made up of people who love one another | We've been family for a long time now, sharing great times and being together for the other times. You've been my other mother and I love and appreciate you. Love you, Ray
16: Mom - all your efforts to be there have not gone unnoticed. Thank you for being there, sharing important moments, and caring. I love you! Karen
17: Ellen: Having a mother-in-law like you is: a) special b) fun c) entertaining d) all of the above
18: Mom, you have supported me in the good times and the bad. Thank you for everything you have done. I Love You, Cathie | "Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible." - Marion C. Garretty
19: My how we have changed...
20: Rachel and Nancy | Daughters-in-Law | Family | Great Friends
21: Children will not remember you for the material things you provided, but for the feeling that you cherished them! We love you Gamma!
22: A grandmother is a little bit parent, a little bit teacher, and a little bit best friend...
23: ...sharing the special moments of our lives.
24: Grandparents are cool! | Dear Gamma, You have always encouraged me to be artistic, and it is paying off! I love you, Em
25: Emilie Morgan & Eryn Lilly | Dear Gamma, The times I have spent with you will always be some of my fondest memories. Love you lots, Eryn
26: Dear Gamma: I love you because you always make me smile when you are around me! Love, Charlie
27: Dear Gamma: I love to have you visit us because we do fun things and spending time with you is the best! Love, Mason
28: Within weeks of Alex's arrival home - he was being spoiled by Gamma! | Alex is growing so fast! He's in 1st grade at German Immersion School and a Tiger Cub. | LEGO Batman is THE best game - Thanks Gamma!! | Alexander John Dmitriy Crow August 29, 2003
29: We are so grateful for all the support, encouragement and love you shared with us during our adoption adventure. We received our treasure from Russia - so we say once again, Spa-see-bah! Love, Rick and Nancy
30: 70 things we love about You | 1.You have taught us to do things for ourselves 2.You are full of heart 3.You like to have fun 4.You are compassionate 5.You are not afraid of a challenge 6.You are a doer 7.You are a calming presence on those around you 8.You have a wonderful laugh 9.You are smart 10.You know how to make us laugh and are very witty 11.You sympathize when we are low 12.You have taught us to take responsibilities for our actions 13.You always try and don’t give up 14.You enjoy and know the value of reading a great book 15.You love to travel and experience different cultures 16.You support our childrens fine arts 17.You are willing to keep learning 18.You know how to teach lessons with subtlety 19.You can relate to a lot of different people 20.You encouraged us to try different things growing up 21.You never gave up on us | 22.You had to work hard for us in college and you did so willingly 23.You have your own passions and you pursue them 24.You always try to make the best of a situation 25.You make a mean spaghetti sauce 26.You make an adventure out of the little things 27.You are a wonderful singer 28.You are generous 29.You are a great conversationalist 30.You were good to your mother 31.You are a good listener. 32.You taught us to stand tall and deal 33.You have passed on to us your love of cruising 34.You love your grandchildren 35.You love spending time with your family 36.You treat people with kindness and respect 37.You are better at social media than the rest of us 38.You are young at heart 39.You are fun to spend quality time with 40.You made sure we didn’t starve in college
31: 61.You can always keep the conversation going 62.You have a strong faith in God 63.You realize that sometimes it's important to have popcorn and candy for dinner at the movies 64.You enjoy good wines and good company 65.You are not afraid to ask others for help 66.You have a smile in your voice when we call 67.We continue to learn from you 68.Crawling on the floor with your grandchildren is just something you do 69.You order t-shirts with your grandson's artwork on them AND... 70. You are just plain AWESOME! | 41.You have welcomed our spouses into your family 42.You always have our backs 43.You are analytical and taught us to be critical thinkers 44.You are not fancy, just fabulous 45.You appreciate the importance of a good movie 46.You see things that need to be done, and you just do them 47.You take in abused animals and love them 48.You love to do spa things 49.You are willing to sit and play games for hours 50.You tell it like it is without sugar coating it 51.You are special, unique and a valuable part of our lives 52.You are there when we need you. 53.You understand the value of a good cry. 54.You have a wonderful fashion sense – Talbots! 55.You know how to enjoy dessert. 56.You respect your kids opinions. 57.You know eating healthy is important. 58.You love spoiling your grandkids 59.You are great at sharing books 60.You’re not afraid to laugh at yourself
32: Love, Melanie and Michael
33: Love, Karen, Will, Charlie and Mason
34: Love, Rick, Nancy and Alexander
35: Love, Rob, Rachel, Emilie and Eryn
36: Love, Cathie
37: A family is pieced together with hope and faith. A family is quilted and bound with love and grace. | S | And last, but certainly not least.. All my love, John